Pantnagar is famous for having the first agricultural university of India since 1960 and to have bred amongst the best agriculturists and horticulturists globally. Previously it was called Uttar Pradesh Agricultural University, or Pantnagar University,it is now known as Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology.
SIDCUL has established the first Integrated Industrial Estate (IIE) in Kumaon region at Pantnagar. IIE Pantnagar is located at National Highway no. NH-87. 235 Km (Rudrapur-Haldwani road) from National Capital Delhi and 300 km from state capital Dehradun. Industries like Dabur, Nestle, Tata Motors, Britannia Industries Ltd. and Havell's India Ltd. have already set up their units at IIE Pantnagar
Pantnagar also have the only airport in the Kumaon region capable for landing commercial flights. Facilities have been upgraded at the airport and talks are in full swing to start the daily commercial flights to Pantnagar from Delhi and other major cities of India. At the moment there is an Aviation School currently training pilots.
How to reach Pantnagar
Air: Nearest airport is Pantnagar airport
Rail: Pantnagar is served by two railway stations:
- Pantnagar Station at Nagla on the Bareilly-Nainital Highway.
Road: Pantnagar is well connected through Roads with all the major cities in the state and outside.
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